Saturday, October 25, 2014

School Libraries Matter! A New Message From Capstone Library & School Library Journal At The SLJ Summit Today!

This weekend I have the honor of being part of the School Library Journal Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Surrounded by amazing teacher librarians, publishers, thought leaders, and friends is wonderful in itself, but being asked to be part of a new conversation started by Capstone Library and School Library Journal makes it even sweeter. 

David Samuelson, general manager from Capstone Library, and Rebecca Miller, editorial editor of School Library Journal and Library Journal, kicked off our day by telling us about this new conversation focused around the changing role of the school librarian.  
This beautiful video tells the story of how our roles, libraries, schools, and education is changing.

We, as teacher librarians, need to embrace the importance of this for ourselves, our school communities, and most of all the young people we work with everyday.

All of us can be part of this conversation by using and following #SchoolLibrariesMatter on Twitter. I can't wait to see where this goes and the difference that it will make.


  1. This was beautiful and so inspiring, Shannon :) The role of school librarian is a far cry from what it was when I was in school (over 40 years ago!). I just love this and it should be embraced by everyone, especially the ones who fund!

  2. I wish I had known you were there, Shannon! Would have loved to have met you in person. Thanks for sharing this...